**Click here for our FEATURED TRAIL DESCRIPTION AND MAP of the new Walt Hill Trail**

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Welcome to the official Sunshine Coast Trail website.

The Sunshine Coast Trail is a 180-kilometre back country experience that stretches from Sarah Point in Desolation Sound to Saltery Bay. In 1992 a small group of people founded the Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society (PAWS) and started building trails that linked the remaining stands of old growth forests in the region’s front country.

The Sunshine Coast Trail traverses a wide variety of landscapes, from coastal shorelines, along creeks and lakes, through old growth forests to panoramic mountaintops. It provides hikers with the opportunity to experience Powell River’s breathtaking back country with its rich fauna and flora.

Attracting visitors from around the world, this epic trail now boasts 13 huts with one more planned this year, making it the longest hut-to-hut hiking experience in Canada (and the only free one). This is the best outdoor adventure vacation value in North America!

What are you waiting for? Come see for yourself…


We are always looking for people to come and help out with trail maintenance, building projects, and for people who are interested in behind-the-scenes work like marketing, publicity and organizing events.

For information on upcoming opportunities and events, visit our Volunteer With Us page.